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# How many electoral votes are needed to elect a United states president?

Updated: 8/18/2023

Wiki User

12y ago

270 electoral votes in the Electoral College are needed to win the U.S. presidency. Each state has electoral votes equal to the total of the 2 representative the state has in the U.S. Senate plus the number of representative the state has in the House of Representatives. Since every state has two senators and at least one representative to the House, every state has at least 3 electoral votes. The District of Columbia gets 3 electoral votes. Therefore, the total number of electoral votes is 538 - 100 (senators) + 435 (representatives) + 3 (for DC). A majority is 270 - one more than half of the total number of 538.

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6y ago

Wiki User

11y ago

270 electoral votes, which constitutes a majority of the 538 electoral votes, are needed to win.

Wiki User

10y ago

A candidate needs to secure a majority of the electoral votes to be president, according to the 12th Amendment. Since 1964, there have been 538 electoral votes. A candidate must secure 270.

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11y ago

270, at the minimum

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12y ago

270 is the answer to this question

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15y ago

270

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3y ago

270

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